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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Alien Sentenced for Illegal Re-Entry near Champlain

Had Been Removed in 2005

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Alexis Fuentes, 40 years old of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today to serve 41 months in prison by United States District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Patrol Agent In Charge Norman Lague, Champlain Border Patrol. In August, Fuentes pled guilty to illegally reentering the United States after he had previously been removed, a felony under federal law. Following the completion of the term of his imprisonment, the Department of Homeland Security will process Fuentes for removal from the United States to the Dominican Republic.

In June 2014, Fuentes was arrested by Border Patrol Agents on New York State Route 11 in Champlain, New York. Fuentes had illegally crossed the border at a remote location and was picked up by a waiting car shortly before he was stopped and arrested by Border Patrol. Fuentes had been previously removed to the Dominican Republic in May 2005. Fuentes was ordered removed after he was convicted in Berks County, Pennsylvania of an aggravated felony, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

The case was investigated by the United States Border Patrol, Champlain, NY and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated February 10, 2015